Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Had"

The meaning of "Had" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa Had one over the eight?
A: Yes, it makes sense, but it doesn't sound natural. You can say:

Don’t give him more beer because he's already one over the eight.
Q: O que significa "Had better"?
A: Depends on the context.

1. Something is not good
A: "How's your dinner?"
B: "I've had better." (It's not very good)

2. Same as "should," but more like a warning.
"You had better go home." (You should go home)
"You'd better get out of here right now."
Q: O que significa Had to do?
A: 第一个had to do,跟...有关
第二个had to do,一定,非要,非得是
Q: O que significa Had to?
A: @Sting_moonorbiter I'm glad you figured it out quicker than I could reply. Happy to help :]
Q: O que significa Had she just said that out loud??
A: interesting, yeah I think “you’re gorgeous” is Anna’s line.

Example sentences using "Had"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Had.
A: My mother had a baby before me, but he passed.

I didn't know you had a sister.

She wouldn’t have had to give up her electronics if she behaved herself.

I had many stuffed animals as a baby.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com "Had been / Has been" .
A: "i had been telling her this for years"
"he has been there already"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Had had.
A: He was tired and wanted to sleep. He had had a very long and tiring day.

I was relaxing because the day before I had had two tests.

I had had so much fun at the party that I decided to throw another one!

Most of the time if you just say "had" people will still understand
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Had we not better〜?.
A: 難しですよ。
”had we not better~" が口語ではありません。
すみません、私の日本語はあまり上手ではありません。)
We don't say this.

You might see this phrase in old poetry.
古い韻文であります。(?)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Had had .
A: I had had that painting for years but someone stole it

Synonyms of "Had" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre If I had… e Had I… ?
A: All the modal verbs can be inverted.
Commonly inverted:
Can, Could
Shall, Should
Will, Would

Now a little old-fashioned:
Ought
Must
Need
May, Might
Q: Qual é a diferença entre "Had been" e "Have been" ?
A: Generally, ‘Had been’ is past tense, while ‘have been’ is ongoing.
“She had been working at the company for three years, before it went out of business.”
“I have been working at this company for three years, but i’m worried it will soon go out of business.”
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Had seen e have seen ?
A: "Had seen" is when it happened before something else. "Have seen" – general experience.
I have seen this movie (in general).
I had seen this movie before he invited me to the cinema (first I saw it, then he invited me).
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Had been happened e Had happened ?
A: Had been
or
Had happened

but not both.

Those are both examples of the Past Perfect tense. You can have the Past Perfect Continuous but that looks like this:

had been happening
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Had you better not go now? e Hadn't you better go now ? ?
A: @haha860036: The meaning of the second sentence is more clear.

Translations of "Had"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Had i been there, you would have met me
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Had you been there?
A: Have you been there = has estado ahí
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Had
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Had
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Other questions about "Had"

Q: Had I known he was a criminal, I wouldn't have befriended him. soa natural?
A: This is fine but it's rather formal. I would say "If I'd known he was a criminal, I wouldn't have made friends with him."
Q: 'If i Had not friends I would not meet anybody' . Is this sentence correct? I wanted to use 2nd conditional.
A: If it were not for my friends, I would not meet anybody.
Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar Had
heard .
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Q: Had we better wait here until he comes ? soa natural?
A: “Should we wait here until he comes?”
Or
“We better wait here until he comes.”

Both of those sentences would sound more natural. If you are asking someone if you should wait, the first sentence would work. If you’re telling someone you should wait, the second would work better. Hope that helps!
Q: Had you been here? soa natural?
A: Have you been there?

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